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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
NE-HI

NE-HI is Jason Balla, Alex Otake, Michael Wells, and James Weir. The four originally formed to score a friend’s film, and soon found themselves burgeoning through underground rock shows, local Chicago clubs, street fests, and touring the east coast. Find them bumping into fans on basement floors at venues near and far.

city guide:
Chicago, IL
food
Parson’s Chicken & Fish

Low-key fried chicken & fish stop with hip tunes dishing up cocktails, salads, sandwiches & sushi.

2952 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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landmark
Millennium Park
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago and originally intended to celebrate the third millennium. The park officially opened in 2004, four years behind schedule. Within the park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Lurie Garden, and various other attractions including Grant Park which hosts Lollapalooza. Because the park sits atop a parking garage and the commuter rail Millennium Station, it is considered the world's largest rooftop garden.
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
venue
The Hideout
Prohibition-era bar in a small space that hosts all kinds of live music & dancing on Saturday night. "...they have an amazing staff and it's a beautiful venue." - Discus
1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
shopping
chicago
Village Discount Outlet
Chain of thrift stores in Chicago and surrounding areas. Recommended by DEHD "The Village Discount on Irving Park & Kedzie is where we get most of our 'fits'." - Engine Summer Recommended in the Chicago edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water.
6419 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60629, USA
venue
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Swinging sounds are on tap nightly, from big-name artists to local late-night jam sessions. "...it is intoxicating." - Pool Holograph Recommended in the Chicago edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water.
4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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venue
Cole’s Bar
Live music, comedy & open-mike nights are showcased at this laid-back neighborhood watering hole. "...because Abraham Lincoln drank his first beer at Cole's, and signed the Emancipation Proclamation in one of their booths. Coleman is a great guy." - Engine Summer Recommended in the Chicago edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water.
2338 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
venue
bar
The Empty Bottle
"I love seeing bands at The Empty Bottle. Good folks run it. Good people go there. Good bands go there. The bartenders are nice. The sound and sightlines are mostly good, too. And the tamale guy comes through about 1am." -The Life And Times
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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